Will/Braffitt/Johnson/Cook ancestry - Person Sheet
Will/Braffitt/Johnson/Cook ancestry - Person Sheet
NameP. L. Will
Birth31 May 1915, Chester, Meigs, OH41,1,6
Death16 Nov 1994, Charleston, Kanawha, WV41,1,6
BurialTyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, Kanawha, WV1,6
FatherGalen Oderkirk Will (1887-1950)
MotherElva Violet Newell (1888-1936)
Misc. Notes
!BIRTH-DEATH: US Social Security Death Index41, P. L. Will
!BIRTH-DEATH: US Social Security Applications and Claims Index2, Pearl Leroy Will
!BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens1,958, Cross Lanes, Kanawha, WV, page L. Will, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/71539415
!BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: FamilySearch6, P. L. Will, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LR45-KJS
!CENSUS: 12-Jan-1920 Chester, Meigs, OH856, 83/85, Pearl L. Will
!CENSUS: 10-Apr-1930 Rutland, Meigs, OH, 104/105, Pearl L. Will
!RESIDENCE: 01-Apr-1935 211 Side Hill Road, Rutland, Meigs, OH874, Pearl Will
!CENSUS: 19-Apr-1940 211 Side Hill Road, Rutland, Meigs, OH874, Pearl Will
!MARRIAGE: 21-Mar-1943 Buckhannon, Upshur, WV marriages311, Pearl Leroy Will and Josephine Anne Thornhilll, http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=816679&ImageNumber=88
!MARRIAGE: 26-Nov-1949 Athens, Mercer, WV marriages311, Pearl L. Will and Doris Johnson, http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=521724&ImageNumber=431
!RESIDENCE: 1994 Charleston, Kanawha, WV 2531441, page L. Will
!REFERENCE: 17-Nov-1994 Charleston Gazette and Charleston Daily Mail obituary, "P. L. Will, 79, of Charleston died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1994. He was a member of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Charleston. Surviving: wife, Doris Will; daughters, Diana of Charleston, Rebecca of Hollis, N.H.; sons, Jerry of Richmond, Va., John of O'Fallon, Ill.; sisters, Alta Casdorph ..."
!REFERENCE: 05-Apr-2004 obituary for brother Norman C. Will872
!REFERENCE: 16-Jun-2007 Will family picture881, picture includes all descendants of P. L. Will
!REFERENCE: 27-Jun-2008 obituary for brother Galen C. Will876, Lee Will
!NOTE: See Clyde Ottimer Gilliand. Did P. L. Will know this family?
Spouses
Birth25 Sep 1917, Belington, Barbour, WV816,1,6
Death2 Jan 2018, Hamlin, Lincoln, WV1,6
Burial6 Jan 2018, Heavner Cemetery, Buckhannon, Upshur, WV1,6
FatherWilliam Francis Thornhill (1892-1963)
MotherFlora Lois Griffin (1890-1972)
Misc. Notes
!BIRTH: 25-Sep-1917 Barbour, WV births816, Josephine Anne Thornhill
!BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: Heavner Cemetery, Buckhannon, Upshur, WV1, Jo Anne Will, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/186427510
!BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: FamilySearch6, Josephine Anne Thornhill, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G3L2-G34
!REFERENCE: 1923 History of West Virginia, Old and New957, Josephine Ann Griffin, "The only son of Mr. Thornhill by this union is W. Frank Thornhill, who was born September 10, 1892, and is now superintendent of the Thornhill Planing Mill at Belington. He married Flora Griffin, daughter of Rev. Mr. Griffin, and they have two children, Josephine Ann and Catherine Lee."
!CENSUS: 1930 Buckhannon, Upshur, WV, Josephine A. Thornhill
!REFERENCE: 1937 Murmurmontis Yearbook, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, Upshur, WV, Josephine Anne Thornhill, image 128
!REFERENCE: 1938 Murmurmontis Yearbook, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, Upshur, WV, Josephine Anne Thornhill, images 47, 124
!REFERENCE: 1939 Murmurmontis Yearbook, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, Upshur, WV, Josephine Anne Thornhill, images 76, 77
!REFERENCE: 1939-1940, "Thornhill, Josephine Anne Buckhannon", https://archive.org/stream/westvirginiawesl1939194...9391940west_djvu.txt
!REFERENCE: 1941 Murmurmontis Yearbook, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, Upshur, WV, Josephine Anne Thornhill, page 25
!REFERENCE: 08-Jun-1942 Buckhannon, Upshur, WV marriages311, for sister Katherine Lee Thornhill who married Clemmens Kenneth Steurer
!MARRIAGE: 21-Mar-1943 Buckhannon, Upshur, WV marriages311, Pearl Leroy Will and Josephine Anne Thornhilll, http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=816679&ImageNumber=88
!REFERENCE: 16-Jun-2007 Will family picture881, not picitured but includes descendants
!REFERENCE: 14-Feb-2019 Record Delta, obituary for Jo Anne Will, "Jo Anne Will, age 100, of Hamlin, Lincoln County, West Virginia died Tuesday, 2 Jan 2018 in Hamlin. She was born 25 Sep 1917 in Belington, Barbour County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late William Francis and Flora Lois Griffin Thornhill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Will and one sister, Katherine Steurer. She is survived by one son, John Will and wife Jackie of Metropolis, Illinois; one grandson, Randall Clifford Will and wife Kat of Antioch, California; one granddaughter, Stephanie Kay Will of Rohnert Park, California; and one nephew, David Steurer and wife Judy of Bradenton, Florida. Mrs. Will attended the First Baptist Church of Buckhannon. Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home on Saturday, 6 Jan 2018 from 10-11 AM the funeral hour with Pastor Jay Teodoro officiating. Burial will follow in the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home (https://polingstclair.com/) is in charge of the arrangements.", https://therecorddelta.com/article/jo-anne-will
Marriage21 Mar 1943, Buckhannon, Upshur, WV311
Divorce
Misc. Notes
!MARRIAGE: 21-Mar-1943 Buckhannon, Upshur, WV marriages311, Pearl Leroy Will and Josephine Anne Thornhilll, http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=816679&ImageNumber=88
ChildrenJohn Griffin
ChildrenRebecca
 Jerry Lee (1956-2019)
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